To commemorate National Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, three trees will be planted in Reed Street Park. One Dawn Redwood, one Saw Tooth Oak, and one Red Katsura were chosen to beautify and provide shade in the park, which lost one of its largest trees last year.\
The tree planting will begin at 2:00 p.m. at 1700 Portage Street, near the corner of Portage and Reed Streets. Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to attend and assist with the planting.
This event is organized by the City of Kalamazoo’s Forestry Division, Department of Parks & Recreation, Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, and Tree Committee. Vice Mayor Don Cooney will be in attendance to commemorate the event.
The City of Kalamazoo has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA for the past 24 years. To be recognized, a City must have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a forestry program, and observe Arbor Day, among other requirements.